Last night’s public event “Beyond the Three Rs: Troubling Reconciliation, Restitution, and Resurgence” featured keynotes Taiaiake Alfred, Ellen Gabriel, and Susan Dion, performances by students with the TDSB`s Aboriginal Centre with mixed (non)-Aboriginal membership.

Borrowing a quote from the Symposium`s PR press:
… The foci for this symposium are issues connected to urban Aboriginal education. In light of the current political climate – Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence’s hunger strike and activism, the Idle No More movement, the continual federal government’s silence and lack of meaningful action/dialogue – urban Aboriginal issues are crucial and timely for ALL Canadians…

The collateral book exhibition by GoodMinds.com had an impressively comprehensive selection of literature on Native customs, history, cosmology, spirituality, culinary art…

FYI: piggy-backing on another quote from an April 10, 2013 article at Canada.com
…“Idle no more is the rallying statement for all the First Nations protesting Harper government actions. In other words, we aren’t going to sit by and take this,” Young wrote back. “Since mainstream media isn’t giving alot (sic) of coverage they are using social media quite effectively … it’s actually a great case study in grassroots use of new technology.”